Sunday, July 27, 2014

Email from PRC regarding Submission of Certificate of Authentication and Validation (CAV)

For those who already applied and got their NOA for the Psychometrician Licensure Exam, do check your email and spam mail box if you received an email like the above email. Particularly for those who did not comply with the CAV thing like me. Even if I have my NOA already,  PRC still wants me to comply with this missing requirement.

But in the email it cited Sec. 12-A (c) which applies for Psychologists, but since I received the email I will still comply just so I will be "included in the room assignment". The more appropriate provision for Psychometrician is below (but it seems they made a general email to all  licensure examination applications for Psychologists and Psychometricians who did not comply with the CAV):

Sec. 13-A. Documentary Requirements to the Licensure Examination of Psychometricians

c. Original and photocopy of transcript of records (with scanned picture) indicating the Special Order (S.O.) number, and where school is exempted from the issuance of an S.O., a Certificate of Authentication and Validation (CAV) from the CHED.

What is CAV? 

Per IRR of Psychology Act of 2009, CAV refers to Certificate of Authentication and Validation (CAV) issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). But there is also other CAV or the Certification, Authentication and Verification (CAV), term also applies to those requirements when you want your documents authenticated and to have a red ribbon especially for those who applies for work abroad.  Well perhaps the purpose is to distinguish it from those fake documents issued in Recto and Quiapo.

CAV is the requirement I missed out in my application, I was confident that the SO from the school I graduated will not be questioned. But alas, with the email from PRC using a gmail account and without a signature (that looks very unofficial),  I have to apply for it again and secure it from CHED. The school registrar also informed me when I applied for my TOR that most of those who secured their documents for the licensure exam did not request for the CAV requirements, well perhaps, I graduated much earlier than most of the younger batch.

How to apply for CAV?

Some school have their liaison officer who facilitates the application for CAV on behalf of their students/alumni. It can take three (3) weeks before it is released. But in some school they allow their won students to do apply to CHED on their own, with the necessary endorsement from the school. If individual applies directly it may take a week for CHED to release the CAV.